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Sunday, April 5, 2009


LOCATION: Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
CAMERA: Nikon FE 2

COMMENT: It's hard to be a photographer and not have many photos of hot air balloons if you live in Colorado Springs. Every year, balloonists converge at Memorial park for the Labor Day weekend and we are blessed with about 60 to 80 balloons lifting into the sky early in the morning. Since hot air balloons are at the mercy of the air currents which are effected by the climate each day, it's a good day for all when they actually are able to fly. Too much wind can cancel the event . Needless to say, it's a delight to see these huge, heat driven globes lift one by one. Children and adults alike are seen walking around with frozen smiles on their faces with so much to see at one time and everywhere the sounds of propane burners inflating the balloons. I thought the above balloon was particularly beautiful and decided to get an inside view as it was being inflated. The image offers an almost cathedral-like look with checkered colors similar to that of a stained glass window. Notice also the shadowed image of a woman crew member providing tension on a guide rope.

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